Herbal salve is often times used for supporting various skin ailments. Learn how to make comfrey salve as a healing herbal salve for skin.
Our skin is our largest organ. Healing salves can be a tremendous support for skin – by mixing medicinal herbs with oil, and then combining with beeswax, you can create a beautiful and supportive herbal salve.
These salves can be the perfect way to provide healing to skin to aid in tissue repair.
Comfrey is a popular herb that has been around for thousands of years. Not only is it ideal to use in your vermicompost, it’s just as spectacular for skin. A healer for wounds, skin issues, bruises and even joints, comfrey helps to speed healing and encourage new skin and cell growth. Comfrey contains allantoin – an anti-inflammatory.
That anti-inflammatory speeds healing of the skin and aids in relieving the inflammation that can sometimes cause the skin issue.
Creating a salve with comfrey will give you a leg up on the healing process. It’s a wonderful salve to have at home no matter what time of the year. Your family might just reach for this comfrey salve before anything else – and you can enjoy the benefits of healing your skin issues naturally.
Homemade Comfrey Salve Recipe
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Make an infusion with the olive oil and dried herb – you can do this any of several ways:
- Add 1 C. of dry comfrey to a mason jar and top with 1.5 C. olive oil. Tightly lid, place a brown bag over the top and allow to sit in the sun for 8-12 weeks. Give it a good shake every so often.
- Or, add 1 C. of dry comfrey to a mason jar and top with 1.5 C. olive oil. Place in a crock pot and add enough water to come within 2 inches of the top of the jar. Set on warm for 8 hours if not overnight.
- Instead of the crock pot you can place the jar in a small pot on the stove, and add enough water to come within a few inches of the top of the jar. Turn the stove on low for 2-3 hours taking care not to forget about your infusion.
Strain the hot oil through a fine mesh colander or cheesecloth. Add the beeswax and stir until the mixture is completely and thoroughly melted.
Wait a few hours for the salve to harden up – if you move them, even slightly, during the process, you’ll ruin the perfect tops on your salve.
- Make an infusion with the olive oil and dried comfrey.
- Strain the infused oil through a fine mesh colander or cheesecloth into a large measuring cup.
- Add the beeswax and stir until completely melted.
- Once the mixture is melted, pour into containers of your choice. This recipe makes 8 oz of salve - or four 2-oz tins.
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